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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Crew Chief Promotion, Changes for 2020

2019 Indianapolis MENCS Daniel Suarez Car NKP

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Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t just have a new driver joining its ranks in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 — the team’s crew chief lineup will also look slightly different come February. The organization announced Wednesday, Dec. 4, that Mike Shiplett will follow Cole Custer to the Cup Series, acting as crew chief for the No. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down Homestead, Tyler Reddick Chats Xfinity Title

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway that saw Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Matt Crafton be crowned NASCAR champions. Busch came in as a slight underdog for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title, snapping a 21-race winless streak in the process. Reddick had an …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Live at Homestead, Comcast Community Award Winner Mike Tatoian

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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In a live episode of the Frontstretch Podcast at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dustin Albino, Michael Massie and Tom Bowles preview Sunday’s Cup Series championship race. The trio go through why each Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick can win the championship. Tyler Reddick was victorious in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, winning consecutive championships for …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Proves Biggest of Big 3

2019 Homestead NXS Tyler Reddick Trophy CCK

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On Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the worst case scenario for NASCAR’s current system of deciding champions came to pass, as Matt Crafton managed to capture the Camping World Truck Series crown despite also finishing off a winless season in the process, his runner-up finish Austin Hill proving to be enough. But if that outcome …

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Cole Custer Finishes Runner-Up in Xfinity Championship for 2nd Straight Season

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell shared the role of co-favorites. After all, they were this year’s “Big 3.” Down the stretch, Custer appeared to be in position to edge out his rivals but an incredible comeback performance fell just short. At the start …

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Tyler Reddick Captures Back-To-Back NASCAR Xfinity Titles With Ford 300 Win

2019 Homestead NXS Tyler Reddick Trophy CCK

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series title came down to the three drivers that have dominated its season: Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. A trio that won 21 of 33 races this season ran 1-2-3 entering the closing laps of Saturday’s (Nov. 16) Ford 300. In the end, it was a battle for who …

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Cole Custer Trying To Keep Eyes on the Prize

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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For Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer, Championship 4 Media Day on Thursday (Nov. 14) didn’t exactly come at the best time.  A couple of hours before the media availability began, Motorsport.com’s Jim Utter reported that Custer would be moving up to Cup in Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 41 in place of Daniel Suarez. As could be expected, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Another nine months of NASCAR racing has come and gone, and it’s time to crown a champion in South Beach. This year’s Xfinity Series Championship 4 lineup is stout. The majority of the 2019 season has belonged to three drivers: Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick, combining to win 20 of the 32 races …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Championship Weekend in Homestead

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster race weekend at ISM Raceway that saw Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier and Stewart Friesen win their way to Homestead in the top three series. Hamlin had to hold off a handful of playoff drivers with a late-race restart in Phoenix, en route to …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

2017 Indianapolis NXS official Rusty JArrett NKP

Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Please Staple, Don’t Paper Clip

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Martinsville Speedway is the oldest track on the NASCAR circuit, but lately the tracks uniqueness has been entirely flattened by awful racing throughout the pack, marked by an inability to pass and one driver pulverizing the rest of the field. In this case, a snoozer of a race resulted in a Joe Gibbs Racing driver …

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Up to Speed: No Love Lost Between Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano

2019 Martinsville MENCS Joey Logano Car CCK

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Martinsville Speedway’s reputation for producing hot tempers and hurt feelings remain intact.  The fall playoff race, in particular, has featured no shortage of drama between championship contenders. Two years ago, Chase Elliott was upset at Denny Hamlin after being spun out late in the race.  Last year, Martin Truex Jr. was peeved at Joey Logano …

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